Sleep Apnea Symptoms

  • snoring
  • gasping for air
  • witnessed apneas
  • choking sensation
  • insomnia
  • restless sleep
  • daytime sleepiness
  • nonrestorative sleep (feeling as tired in the morning as before going to bed)
  • fatigue, lassitude
  • headaches
  • irritability
  • poor memory and attention
  • mood and personality changes, such as depression and anxiety
  • sexual dysfunction

Obstructive sleep apnea has also been shown to:

  • Increase the risk of high blood pressure and stroke
  • Increase the risk Increase the risk of diabetes
  • Increase the risk of heart attacks or worsen, heart failure
  • Cause heart arrhythmias (irregular or rapid heartbeats) or make them worse
  • Increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents